Archive of November 26, 2008

New Obama domestic policy director has close ties to abortion lobby

Nov 26, 2008 - 11:30 pm .- President-elect Obama has selected as Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody C. Barnes, a New York lawyer with an “unyielding” record of abortion rights advocacy.

Archbishop Rodriguez: The Cross doesn’t hurt anyone, it is only a sign of love and peace

Nov 26, 2008 - 09:06 pm .- In response to a court ruling this week that crucifixes must be removed from a local school in his city, Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Valladolid, Spain said, “In a culture that is Christian, the crucifix does not hurt anyone,” as it is a sign of “love and peace.”

CNA and Franciscan Foundation launch effort to keep Christians in the Holy Land

Nov 26, 2008 - 05:56 pm .- Although Christians have been present in the Holy Land for thousands of years, their presence is dwindling quickly due to economic and other factors. In order to help those Christians who still remain in the land of Jesus, CNA and the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land are launching a joint effort to ensure that the Christian presence will continue in the years to come.

Bishops encourage Cubans to learn lesson of love from Cuba's next blessed

Nov 26, 2008 - 04:15 pm .- With the beatification of Br. Jose Olallo Vales just days away, the bishops of Cuba issued a message this week calling on Cubans to learn the lesson of charity and love of God from the future blessed.

Former Socialist senator who converted to Catholicism calls for end to abortion

Nov 26, 2008 - 02:46 pm .- During the “Catholics and Public Life” congress in Spain this week, former senator Mercedes Aroz, who a year ago announced her conversion to the Catholic faith and departure from the Socialist Party of Catalonia, called for the abolition of abortion in Spain to bring about true progress in the advancement of human rights.

There is no contradiction between faith and works, Pope asserts

Nov 26, 2008 - 12:12 pm .- Pope Benedict continued his reflections on St. Paul today, urging the 9,000 people present to consider Paul's teaching on faith and works in the process of justification. Emphasizing that works do not justify a person, the Pope said that works necessarily flow from love for Christ.

Pope prays for full unity with Armenian Apostolic Church

Nov 26, 2008 - 11:33 am .- Pope Benedict and the Roman Catholic faithful were joined in the Paul VI audience hall today by Aram I, Catholicos of Cicilia of the Armenians and a group of Armenian clergy and laity. Before he delivered his general audience address, the Pope thanked Aram I for his efforts to further ecumenical dialogue and prayed for full unity between the two Churches.

Cardinal Biffi: Christian teachings do not change with the times

Nov 26, 2008 - 05:41 am .- Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the retired Archbishop of Bologna, has written a new book which stresses the primacy of conversion in Christian life and argues against the refashioning of Christianity to appeal to current ways of thinking.

Washington bishops say ‘no moral justification’ for upcoming execution

Nov 26, 2008 - 03:12 am .- The Catholic bishops of Washington state are asking Gov. Chris Gregoire to commute the death sentence of Darold Ray Stenson, saying there is “no moral justification” for his upcoming lethal injection.

Russian city observes ‘week without abortion’ as country battles population crisis

Nov 26, 2008 - 01:09 am .- Authorities in the southern Russian city of Novorossiysk have scheduled a “week without abortion” in an effort to combat the country’s extremely high abortion rate.

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